Founded in Prague in 1990 as a non-profit foundation, AAU is the oldest private institution of higher education in the Czech Republic. AAU prides themselves on the innovative quality of teaching, which utilizes the best from American and British academic traditions to offer a personalized, discourse-led education in the English language to students from over 70 countries across the world. With AAU’s commitment to societal excellence in a globalized world, AAU educates future leaders and innovators by cultivating a multicultural learning environment, utilizing a hands-on approach with small classes, and promoting analytical, creative, and practical thinking in the pursuit of academic excellence. As a result, graduates leave fully prepared to meet a plethora of local, national, and international challenges.
AAU’s renowned multinational faculty has trained at some of the top universities around the world, including Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Berkeley, Oxford, Cambridge, Paris Sorbonne and others. With their attention to the personal development of every student at AAU, alumni have gone on to excel in their further academic and professional careers and enjoy work worldwide in top positions in business, academia, politics, diplomacy and media.
American and European accreditation ensures that your degree from AAU is recognized around the world.
Anglo-American University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, USA, +1 510 748 9001. WSCUC is one of six official regional American accrediting associations in the United States recognized by the U.S. Department of Education which evaluates public and private senior colleges and universities in the western part of the United States.
Among the nearly 200 universities which WSCUC accredits are, for example, such prestigious schools as Stanford University, the University of California Berkeley, the California Institute of Technology, the University of California-Los Angeles, the University of Southern California, and Chapman University. In addition, WSCUC has accredited twelve select foreign universities, including AAU – the only university in Europe to have received this prestigious accreditation. This means AAU graduates receive a university degree that is recognized worldwide as meeting the same rigorous academic standards that leading universities in the United States are subject to. In other words, earning a WSCUC-accredited degree means that your diploma will be recognized in the USA and the transferability of credits to the USA is much simpler.
In addition to AAU’s U.S. accreditation, most of AAU’s programs are accredited by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic, or else are offered in cooperation with international partners.
AAU’s MBA program, which is offered in cooperation with Chapman University in California, is globally accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the gold standard of business school accreditation.
AAU’s Certificate of Higher Education in Common Law (CertHE Common Law), as well as the LLB and LLM programs are offered in cooperation with the University of London. WSCUC accreditation does not apply to these programs. The John H. Carey II School of Law is a Registered Centre for the University of London International Programmes whereby the quality of legal instruction offers at AAU is backed by and formally recognized by the integrity of the University of London Law Consortium.
Ten Reasons to Study at AAU
- Earn a university degree that’s recognized around the world;
- Learn from top professors educated at the best universities across the globe;
- Get hands-on experience working on real-world projects;
- Get an education that develops, supports, and prepares you for the future;
- Intern at top international companies or organizations;
- Get a global perspective and understand different viewpoints;
- Be sure you’ll get a job after you graduate;
- Study on a small centralized campus in the heart of Prague;
- Live in a vibrant, lively city full of beauty, culture, and life;
- Take advantage of merit-based scholarship opportunities.
With AAU’s campus situated in the magnificently restored, 17th-century baroque Thurn-Taxis Palace right under the Prague Castle in the historic district of Malá Strana, AAU boasts one of the most attractive locations of any Central European university. The palace offers 16 modern fully-equipped classrooms, a computer lab and a visual arts studio along with a café, spacious courtyard, and modern student lounges that students can take advantage of for studying and socializing. Located next to the palace and directly accessible from the campus are the Vojan Gardens, a beautiful and spacious park.
Anglo-American University’s Five Schools of Study
- B.A. in International Relations
- M.A. in International Relations & Diplomacy
The School of International Relations & Diplomacy covers the areas of theories of international relations, international political economy, international development, international law, conflict studies, diplomatic history, diplomatic protocol, and more. The undergraduate and graduate programs at this School give graduates a strong understanding of the theory and practice needed to excel in the dynamic fields of international relations and diplomacy.Through this School, AAU was the first and only civilian university to engage in an interactive project with NATO ACT, essentially bringing NATO experts into the classroom. School organizes guest lectures and field trips and, in intermediate classes, students get to work on projects supervised by local and global businesses whereby teams are rewarded with first-hand feedback and direct chances for internships or part-time jobs.
- B.A. in Business Administration
- B.A. in Business Administration – Strategic Marketing Analysis and Planning Emphasis
- B.A. in Business Administration – Marketing and Communications Emphasis
- M.A. in Business and Law in International Markets
- B.A. in Humanities, Society and Culture
- B.A. in Politics & Society
- BA in Jewish Studies: History and Culture
- B.A. in Virtual Art Studies
- M.A. in Humanities
The School of Humanities & Social Sciences comprises four rigorously structured interdisciplinary undergraduate programs and one graduate program that cover a range of subjects from politics, psychology, sociology, art, literature, and media studies. Graduates continue on to work in media, cultural organizations, politics, or education.
- B.A. in Journalism and Communications
The School of Journalism trains its students to excel at print and new media journalism using a combination of professional techniques and classroom theory. The School pays significant attention to preparing its students with an informed, developed, and responsible understanding of political and economic social issues and systems, both regionally and internationally, so students are able to reflect an understanding of the crucial relationship between news media and democratic politics. Skills taught include writing, digital tools, photography, broadcast news and video production, visual culture, and more.
- Certificate of Higher Education in Common Law
The John H. Carey II School of Law embraces the common law tradition and offers a personal classroom experience and thorough legal education rooted in the law of England and Wales. With classes the size of the tutorials you would experience in British institutions, a dedicated faculty who will know you by name, and the tuition a fraction of the cost of the U.K., the School offers and intimate, rigorous, and affordable educational experience. The School consistently exceeds global expectations and averages.
Anglo-American University offers a unique system of merit-based scholarships, which enable the most dedicated students to study free of charge.
Take a look HERE for all scholarship opportunities available for undergraduate and graduate students at the Anglo-American University in Prague.